If your boiler is faulty or not performing as you expect then this article is for you. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of repairing a boiler versus replacing it.

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your boiler. Some people prefer to repair their boiler to potentially save on short-term costs, while others will want to replace the boiler with a newer, more modern boiler model.

The decision will depend on a number of factors, including the age and type of the boiler, as well as how much it costs for repair. Let’s look at these factors in more detail:

Boiler repair - Quick fixes

It might be that your boiler has minor damage such as the outside controller being broken or slightly damaged or loose piping that’s linked to the boiler.

If this is the case then it makes much more sense to have your boiler repaired rather than spending money on a new installation. When your system is inspected by a boiler engineer, he or she will be able to advise what the fix is, and how much it will cost.

Is your boiler broken beyond economical repair?

There’s a well-known phrase in the service and repair industry for manufacturing (and in legal terms) which is “Beyond Economical Repair” (or BER for short). If something is classed as BER then it means that it’s cheaper to buy a new product rather than have it repaired.

If your boiler has a major fault then it might require some expensive boiler repairs and possibly a lot of new parts.

In this case, the boiler is beyond economical repair, and it should be replaced. It makes much more sense to have a new boiler and to use Pro Heating  - your boiler company in North Yorkshire - for your boiler fitting. Whether you have a large gas boiler, combi boiler or oil boiler - we can look after you.

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Time to buy a new boiler?

You should also consider whether your current boiler has reached its end of heating life. If you have had your current boiler for a long time and it is nearing its end of life, then you may want to think about replacing it with a newer model. 

This is because older boiler models are less efficient and more expensive in terms of energy bills than new models that are much more energy-efficient. Sometimes repairing a boiler that’s close to the end of its life is a good short-term solution, but it can be much more costly over the long term.

Old boilers are likely to keep on breaking down - requiring further boiler repairs until they can finally no longer be repaired. The ongoing costs of boiler repairs coupled with the inefficiencies of an old boiler can mean that having a new boiler is much lower cost when you consider how long a boiler lasts.

Boiler Warranties 

If your boiler is relatively new and is faulty then it could be covered under the original boiler warranty that came with it. In this scenario, it’s best to follow the advice of the company that provided you with the boiler. Whatever the outcome, it shouldn’t cost you anything to repair or replace the boiler.

Energy efficient boiler options

Long term efficiencies... We have already mentioned this, but it’s worth repeating. Newer boilers are more energy efficient than old boilers. And an important factor in deciding whether to repair or replace a boiler is how efficient a new boiler is compared to what you currently have.

With high utility prices, an inefficient boiler could be costing you unnecessarily too much and, although a new boiler typically costs a lot more than a repair, the yearly savings on your utility bill could mean it’s worth the investment.

Do you need a boiler repaired or replaced? 

It’s important to look after your boiler to reduce the risks of it breaking down. You can do this by having your boiler serviced regularly, but if it’s faulty then it might be time to decide whether to have it repaired or replaced.

At ProHeating - The boiler company in North Yorkshire - we provide servicing as well as boiler repairs and boiler fitting. Get in touch to see how we can help.

Are you due a boiler service?

If you are due boiler servicing then make sure to get in touch with ProHeating – The boiler company, today. When it comes to boiler servicing and repairs, North Yorkshire homes and their residents can have peace of mind that they can have their next servicing done by ProHeating.